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This report is the result of collaboration among federal, provincial and territorial government departments, university-based researchers, the First Nations representatives and, most important of all, child welfare service workers across the country who graciously participated in the data collection.
The 2003 Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2003) reflects a truly national effort by a group of over 1,500 child welfare service providers, researchers and policy makers committed to improving services for abused and neglected children through research.
This report presents the major findings of the CIS - the first nation-wide study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of children and families investigated by Canadian child welfare services.The document describes the methodology of the CIS and presents the results in detail, according to the four principal categories of maltreatment: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and emotional maltreatment. Included is an Executive Summary, which serves as a brief and straightforward synopsis of the research results Published in 2001,180 p.
This publication contains a descriptive analysis of selected findings from the CIS - those investigations in which child maltreatment was substantiated. Published in 2001, 51 p.
This fact sheet showcases the key findings of the CIS specifically related to the four principal categories of maltreatment; physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and emotional maltreatment. Published in 2001, 4 p.
Child Death Reviews and Child Mortality Data Collection in Canada
This document presents a picture of how information on child deaths is collected and used across Canada. This includes information on the use and composition of child death review teams; the type of information jurisdictions gather on child deaths; and how this information is collected, stored, retrieved, and shared with other systems. Child Death Reviews and Child Mortality Data Collection in Canada is the result of a survey and interview process that took place with child welfare and law enforcement professionals, provincial child advocates, medical examiners and coroners in nine provinces and two territories. Published in 1999, 49 p.
Issues related to the definition, scope and reporting of child maltreatment - for instance, the need for training and the use of risk assessment tools - are identified and discussed in this publication. As well, Canadian legislation and case law regarding the duty to report child abuse and neglect are reviewed. Finally, the document provides an overview of the identification, classification and reporting of child abuse in eight hospitals. Published in 1999, 73 p.
A Selected, Annotated Bibliography of Child Maltreatment Reporting by Education Professionals
This bibliography looks at the issue of child abuse and neglect reporting within school settings. The articles listed address topics such as who is reporting, why they are reporting, and what barriers exist to reporting. Additional considerations include policy development and the need for training on the identification of child abuse and neglect. Published in 1999, 17 p.
International Studies on the Incidence and Prevalence of Child Maltreatment: Selected Bibliography
For a broader perspective on child maltreatment, this bibliography provides an annotated listing of articles on incidence and prevalence studies from different countries as well as information on the data collection methods used in studies of child abuse and neglect. Published in 1998, 35 p.
Child Maltreatment Data Collection and Related Issues: Selected Bibliography
This document provides annotated summaries on a range of child abuse and neglect data collection methodologies. In developing the bibliography several database searches were conducted with search terms that included, but were not limited to, the following: survey, data collection, questionnaire, statistical data, surveillance, reliability, and validity. Published in 1997, 29 p.